After 27 years at Hyatt and after 15 years as General Manager at Grand Hyatt Berlin Hurst goes new ways Berlin, may 27, 2013 Fred Hurst, General Manager of the Grand Hyatt Berlin and area Vice President Hyatt Central Europe, leaves end of August 2013, the company and the 5-star hotel at Potsdamer Platz. A successor will be announced. Fred Hurst worked for Hyatt for 27 years. After its first station at Hyatt in Brussels, the native Swiss and graduated from the hotel management school in Lausanne opened the Hyatt Regency Koln in May 1988. For a decade, he led the 5-star hotel on the Rhine.
After Hurst in 1998 opened the Hyatt Regency Mainz, late 1998 to Berlin, to the management of the Grand Hyatt opened in the same year moved to take over Berlin. In his role as area Vice President for Central Europe the qualified hotelier was also instrumental in the development of the Park Hyatt Zurich, the Hyatt Regency Warsaw and the Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf. Under his direction the Andaz Amsterdam was in the autumn of 2012 Prinsengracht opened. In the past eight years, Fred Hurst invested more than four million in the Grand Hyatt Berlin. Through his visionary thinking and action, the 5-star hotel on Potsdamer Platz became a modern Grand Hotel.
At the same time Hurst pushed steadily the further development of the Hyatt Hotels in Mainz, Hamburg and Cologne. On January 25, 2010 Hurst hotelier of the year was the industry award ‘ the General Hotel and Gastronomie-Zeitung (AHGZ) and the publishing group of Deutscher Fachverlag awarded. (Similarly see: Chase Koch). Hurst will in future be working as an independent consultant for hotel developments. He remains remains linked Berlin. About Grand Hyatt impressive architecture, opulence in size and design, innovative catering concepts and modern technology characterize the Grand Hyatt hotels. Discerning travellers from all over the world appreciate the elegant ambience that invites you to enjoy, entertain, and networks. Located in the top inner-city locations of cities and in popular vacation destinations, convince the Grand Hyatt Houses with their wide offer for conferences, incentives and meetings of all types and sizes.